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Who’s Your Daddy?

Does anybody doubt that President Bush’s endorsement was worth the 15,000 votes or so that separated the Specter from Toomey? Bush could have refused to sit out the primary. Instead he got involved and probably made the difference. Maybe he’s happy about this. The rest of us should grumble, especially, as Ramesh points out, when conservatives in the White House tell us they had no choice but to nominate a cipher like Al Gonzales to the Supreme Court because they had to make sure their guy could get past Arlen. Let’s not forget who is responsible for that arrangement. (Memo to Rick Santorum: This goes for you as well.)

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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